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A slow reader's lament

Waski_the_Squirrel Wrote: Jul 20, 2012 3:54 PM
I can sympathize with this article! I am an avid reader and even more avid book buyer. Back in high school, I discovered the magical world of used book stores, and suddenly books were within my financial means. At 36, I still love used book stores. I have a 1-bedroom house, and the biggest problem with it is housing my books. I'm currently considering my carpentry skills: can I create some floor-to-ceiling bookshelves to take advantage of that wasted wall space? By the way, in response to a few comments, I do like my Kindle. It's awesome for traveling and reading fiction. But, for books I love and want to reread, nothing replaces the real thing, and the Kindle is not good for much nonfiction.

BEACHES AREN'T MY THING, and reading on beaches even less so. I've never understood how anyone can enjoy a book in the midst of all that sand, glare, and greasy suntan lotion. For reading ambiance, I'll take an easy chair in an air-conditioned room , and leave the damp swimsuits and gritty beach towels to those who appreciate them.

On the other hand, I love the special summer reading lists that newspapers and magazines publish as beach season approaches each year. I love the expanded book sections that appear before the holiday season every winter too. For that...